|Dora F. Grimek
Dora F. Grimek, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997 in Franciscan Care Center,
Onalaska. She had resided in Onalaska and had been employed at UW-La Crosse
prior to her retirement. Dora had been a kind, caring person and will be
remembered well by her children, grandchildren and friends. Private services
and visitation for family and friends will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Dickinson
Funeral Home in Onalaska, with visitation from noon until services.
Betty L. Fishler
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. -- Betty L. Fishler, 69, of Prairie du Chien,
died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997 in Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. Funeral
services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Garrity Funeral Home, with burial
in Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call after 4
p.m. today at the funeral home, where there will be a 4:15 p.m. rosary
and a 7:30 p.m. wake scripture service.
Harold L. Long
BELLA VISTA, Ark./MADISON, Wis. -- Harold L. Long, age 76, a resident
of Lake Mills, Wis., and previous resident of Bella Vista, died Sunday,
February 9, 1997 in Madison. He was born July 2, 1920 in Token Creek, Wis.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene of Lake Mills; two daughters, Carol
Sue (Russell) Peck of Madison and Julia (John) Keller of Lake Mills; seven
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Lorna (Charles) Scarbarough
of Texas; and one brother, Vernon Long of Madison.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 1997
at the Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison. Reverend Mary
Pharmer will officiate and military honors will be accorded. In lieu of
flowers, the family prefers memorials to Bella Vista, Ark., ambulance service
or the American Cancer Society.
Edgar J. Rochelt
Edgar J. Rochelt, age 96, of 3140 South 28th Street, died Sunday, February
9, 1997 at Hillview Health Care Center. He was born October 9, 1900 at
Coon Valley, Wis., to Alois and Augusta (Schultz) Rochelt. He married Bernetta
Skifton at Caledonia, Minn., on October 9, 1929. Edgar farmed near Coon
Valley all his life, until retiring. He was a member of First Evangelical
Lutheran Church. He loved to fish.
In addition to his wife, Bernetta, he is survived by two sons, Laine
of Coon Valley and Kenneth of La Crosse; by four grandchildren, Karen Perez,
Richard Rochelt, Linda Loeffler and Kristine Rochelt; and by five great-grandchildren,
John and Alex Brevik, Nichole and Tanner Rochelt and Shawn Loeffler. He
was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 12 at 11 a.m. at
the Sletten McKee Hanson Funeral Home, 605 West Ave. South. The Reverend
Roger Sachs will officiate and burial will be in the Mormon Coulee Memorial
Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10
a.m. until the time of service.
Clarice E. Mossholder
Clarice E. Mossholder died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997 at the Franciscan Nursing
Center, Appleton, Wis., where she had been a resident for the past year.
She was born Clarice Eleanor Marx on May 8, 1913 in Werner, N.D., to Joseph
and Anna Klinko Marx. After graduating from high school, she moved to Appleton,
Wis., where on May 15, 1937, she was united in marriage with Marshall W.
Mossholder. Together, they farmed and operated a cheese business until
his death in August, 1989.
She is survived by two daughters, Deloris (David) Kramer of Le Mars,
Iowa, and Nancy (Howard) Mills of La Crosse; two sons, David (Jan) Mossholder
of Appleton and Keith Mossholder of White Lake, Wis.; seven grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Nila Hoffer of Hebron, N.D.,
and Ellen Kinsella of Port Charlotte, Fla. She was preceded in death by
her husband; one brother, Allan Marx; and one sister, Lorna Cannon.
Funeral arrangements are being made through the Wichmann Funeral Home,
Walter W. Mueller
BUFFALO CITY, Wis. -- Walter W. Mueller, 79, of Buffalo City, died
Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997 in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. Funeral
services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Cochrane,
Wis. Spring burial will be in Buffalo City Cemetery. Friends may call from
4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the J.S. Wozney Funeral Chapel, Cochrane, where
there will be an 8:30 p.m. devotional service; and from 10 a.m. until services
Thursday at the church.
Anthony C. `Tony' Kirschner
HIXTON, Wis. -- Anthony C. ``Tony'' Kirschner, 77, of Hixton, died
on Sunday, February 9, 1997 at his residence. He was born on August 16,
1919 to parents Joseph and Mary (Weber) Kirschner. He married Marian E.
Knobloch on August 10, 1943 at Saint Joseph the Workman Cathedral in La
Crosse. She preceded him in death on November 13, 1996. They farmed at
Saint Joseph's Ridge near La Crosse and in October of 1962, they moved
to Hixton where they owned and operated the Club 95 restaurant and Motel
95 until retiring in 1988. He served in the U.S. Army during World War
II. He was a member of the Hixton-Taylor American Legion Post #368, the
Alma Center VFW Post #8494 and the Knights of Columbus Council #4697. He
loved gardening, and playing cards and cribbage. For many years, Club 95
was the sponsor of a local fast-pitch softball team. The team captured
the state title four times, advancing to the national tournament where
they once placed fifth.
He is survived by four sons, Carl of De Soto, James (Barbara) of San
Diego, Calif., Stephen (Beverly) of Hixton and Donald (Colleen) of Black
River Falls; one daughter, Jayne (Larry) Olson of Viroqua; a sister-in-law,
Carol (Leo) Bina of Rockland; 11 grandchildren, Doug, Mike, Tony, Kelly,
Jamie and Brandon Kirschner, Melissa Kirschner Scarseth, and Eric, Sara,
Katrina and Nate Olson; three stepgrandchildren, Tony Spadaccini, and Tony
and Mark Schaeffer; and three stepgreat-grandchildren, Camden, Mitchell
and Tanner. Besides his wife, Marian, he was preceded in death by three
brothers, Joseph, Frank and John; and by seven sisters, Mary, Kate, Theresa,
Agnes, Rose, Margaret and Frances.
Funeral services for Anthony C. Kirschner will be held at 11 a.m. on
Thursday, February 13, 1997 at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church, Saint Joseph's
Ridge, rural La Crosse, with Reverend Robert Hunt officiating. Burial will
take place in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Jensen-Modjeski
Funeral Home, Hixton, on Wednesday evening from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., with
a Knights of Columbus rosary at 4:30 p.m.; and at the church on Thursday
from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Charlene Lachman, 44, of La Crosse, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997 at her
home. She was born in Richmond, Indiana, on Oct. 5, 1952.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; one daughter, Maria Shaffer
of La Crosse; one son, Brian (Elizabeth) Shaffer of Holmen; one grandson;
her father, Jack (Marge) Lineback of Richmond; and six sisters, Jackie
(Ken) Fry, Linda (Robert) Freeman, Ellen (Mike) Adams, Cindy (Charles)
Miller, Marsha (Charles) Thomas and Marian (Bruce) Sanger.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Nelson-Woodruff-Blaschke
Funeral Home. The Rev. William Heisler will officiate and burial will be
at Mormon Coulee Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on
Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from noon until time of service.
Roy J. Harnisch
WHITEHALL/PIGEON FALLS, Wis. -- Roy J. Harnisch, 77, of Whitehall,
died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997 in Tri-County Memorial Hospital, Whitehall.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday in Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Pigeon Falls. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be
from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Jack Funeral Home, Whitehall; and one
hour prior to services Friday in the church.
Edward O. Richmond
Edward O. Richmond, 84, of La Crosse, died on Monday, February 10,
1997 in his home. He was born in La Crosse on September 19, 1912 to John
and Sophia (Pierce) Richmond. He married Hilde Rebhan on February 19, 1938
in La Crosse. Ed was a lifelong resident of La Crosse. He had worked for
the G. Heileman Brewery of La Crosse for 33 years, retiring in 1975. He
was a member of Brewery Workers Local 1081 of La Crosse. Ed served as town
of Campbell assessor from 1950 until 1954. He was a member of the Loyal
Order of the Moose Lodge 1920, La Crosse; and the Knights of Columbus Council
839, La Crosse. Ed loved working in his vegetable garden and yard. He enjoyed
the simple things that life offered.
In addition to his wife, Hilde, he is survived by five daughters, Nancy
(John) Huerkamp of Holmen, Wis., Linda Richmond of La Crosse, Susan Richmond
of Golden Valley, Minn., Mary (James) Sackmaster of Fort Atkinson, Wis.,
and Christine (Martin) Severson of West Salem, Wis.; a son, Donald of Onalaska,
Wis.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ray (Bonnie)
Richmond of Greenfield, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents, five
brothers and a sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February
14, 1997 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The Rev. Lawrence B. Berger will
officiate. Entombment will be in the St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Catholic Cemetery,
La Crosse. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse
on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to the Gunderson Lutheran Hospice Program. ``Out
of our sight - that's all.''
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. -- Cleota Buelah Wilkinson, 86, of Prairie du
Chien, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997 in Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Seneca United Methodist Church.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church, where there will
be a 7:30 p.m. prayer service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made
to Seneca United Methodist Church or Hospice Care of Prairie du Chien.
The Garrity Funeral Home, Prairie du Chien, is assisting the family.
Merritt A. Holseth
ROCKLAND, Wis. -- Merritt A. Holseth, age 83 years, of Rockland, Wisconsin,
died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997 at the Mulder Health Care Facility in West
Salem, where he was a resident. He was born June 12, 1913 in Pigeon Falls,
Wisconsin, to Martin and Alma (Tolvstad) Holseth. He married Ione Olson
on December 23, 1935 in West Salem. They farmed in the Sweden Coulee area
for many years, and later in Bells Coulee. After retirement he worked for
the Webster Lumber Company for 13 years. Merritt enjoyed horse shows, and
he was widely known in the area for his horseshoe playing, where he earned
over 40 trophies. During one Octoberfest he was inducted into the horseshoe
hall of fame.
He is survived by one son, Leon (Dia) Holseth of Bangor and their children,
Mike and Shelley; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death
by his parents, his wife, Ione in 1991; two sisters; and one brother.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 1997
at the Bells Coulee Lutheran Church. Rev. J. David Bersagel will officiate.
Burial will be in the Rockland Cemetery. Friends may call at the Fossum
Funeral Home in Bangor from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and at the church on
Friday from noon until the time of services.
WESTBY, Wis. -- Mildred Tyler, 76, of Westby, died Thursday, Feb. 13,
1997 in Vernon Manor, Viroqua. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday
in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Westby. Burial will be in Manning Cemetery,
rural Readstown. Friends may call from noon until the time of services
Sunday at the church. The Sime Funeral Home, Readstown, is serving the
Irene Jeanette Trehus
SPRING GROVE, Minn. -- Irene Onsgard Trehus, 84, died Thursday, Feb.
13, 1997 in Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center, Spring Grove. Funeral
services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Trinity Lutheran Church, Spring Grove.
Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
today at the Roble Funeral Home, Spring Grove; and one hour prior to services
Saturday at the church. The family prefers that memorials be given to the
American Parkinson's Disease Association.
Carl F. Michel
Carl F. Michel, 76, passed away at Hillview Health Care Center, La
Crosse, on Thursday, February 13, 1997, after a period of declining health.
Carl, a lifelong resident of La Crosse, is survived by his sister, Catherine
Michel Solie; and five nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents,
Carl F. and Nina Faustman Michel; and a brother, Frederick. Carl attended
Trinity College at Hartford, Connecticut. His education there was interrupted
by WWII, in which he served in the Army for four years, being discharged
after European Theatre duty in 1945. He then completed his education at
the UW-Madison prior to employment at La Crosse Breweries, Inc. A memorial
service, to be announced later, will be held at Christ Episcopal Church.
Lester L. Hoepfner
HAWKEYE, Iowa -- Lester L. Hoepfner, 75, of La Crosse, died in his
home Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services
will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Trinity Lutheran Church, Hawkeye, Iowa.
Interment will be in Wilson Grove Cemetery, Sumner, Iowa. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Becker-Milnes Funeral Home, Hawkeye, and
one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Ole K. Helgerson
MOUNT STERLING, Wis. -- Ole K. Helgerson, 101, formerly of Mount Sterling,
died at the Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home, Soldiers Grove, on Thursday,
February 13, 1997. He was born in Crawford County on February 1, 1896 to
Knute and Mary (Anderson) Helgerson. Ole married Inga Nederloe on May 5,
1920 at the Mount Sterling Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death on
February 3, 1981. Ole was a farmer. In his retirement he served as the
custodian at the Mount Sterling Lutheran Church and the Mount Sterling
Elementary School. He enjoyed driving the school bus, woodworking and stitching
in his later years. He was a charter member of the Mount Sterling Lutheran
He is survived by four children, Reuben (Amber) Helgerson of Mount
Sterling, and Katherine L. Blodgett, Helen (Lawrence) Coleman and Rolf
Helgerson, all of La Crosse; by 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren;
and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to his wife, he was preceded
in death by a son, Joseph; four brothers; and five sisters.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, February 17, 1997 at the Mount
Sterling Lutheran Church. Pastor Paul Finger will officiate. Burial will
follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Dommersnaes-Bertram
Funeral Home, Gays Mills, on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m., with an 8 p.m. prayer
service, and at the church on Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Mount Sterling Lutheran
Church or Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home, Soldiers Grove.
Mary M. Rhadans
KENDALL, Wis. -- Mary M. Rhadans, 75, of Kendall, died Thursday, February
13, 1997 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. She was born
July 19, 1921 to John and Mabel (Burdick) Creviston at Wilton, Wis. She
was united in marriage to Raymond Rhadans June 12, 1943 at Sparta. He preceded
her in death January 5, 1982. She attended Kinny Valley and Kendall schools.
Prior to her retirement, she was in charge of food service at Royall High
School for 25 years. She was a devoted and faithful member of Grace Lutheran
Church in Elroy and a member of the Ladies Aid.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna (Lowell) Dalsoren of Oregon
and Wanda (Jerry) Wisco of Mineral Point; two grandchildren, Cynthia (Jacque)
Vallier of Indianapolis, Ind., and Nichole (Christopher) Anderson of Mineral
Point; two great-grandchildren, Jaykub and Shiana Anderson; one brother,
Wayland Creviston of Wilton; and five sisters, Audrey Jacobson of Wilton,
Collette Haseley of Kendall, Frances (John) Schanhofer of Sparta, Margaret
Kolowrat of Milwaukee and Delores Worden of Tomah. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Raymond, her parents, two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 15, 1997 at 11 a.m.
at Grace Lutheran Church in Elroy. Rev. Miles Renaas will officiate. Burial
will be in Glendale Cemetery at Kendall. Relatives and friends are invited
to call today from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Smith-Nelson Funeral Home in Kendall
and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
HOLMEN, Wis. -- Anna Nelson, 94, of Holmen, died Wednesday, February
12, 1997 at the Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse. She was born
on January 2, 1903 in La Crosse to Andrew and Carrie Jensen. She married
Claude Nelson and he preceded her in death on March 16, 1974.
She is survived by a son, Myron Nelson of Holmen; a sister, Olena Klaus
of Seattle, Wash.; and two grandchildren, Cheryl and Mark. In addition
to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Wallace Nelson, and
a brother Robert Jensen.
Memorial services will be Saturday, February 15 at 11 a.m. at the Dickinson
Family Funeral Home, 515 McHugh Road, Holmen. The Reverend Phillip Borleske
will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10
a.m. until the time of service.
Rudolph Aaron Nelson
MARINETTE/BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Rudolph Aaron Nelson, 88, of the
Marinette-Black River Falls area, died of cancer Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997
in a Marinette nursing home. Funeral services were held February 5 in Marinette.
Burial of the cremains was in a Marinette cemetery.
Mark Henry Bantley
Mark Henry Bantley, 37, formerly of La Crosse, died on Thursday, February
13, 1997 at the St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center, St. Paul, Minn. He was
born in La Crosse on November 8, 1959 to Roy W. and Carol (Ringhardt) Bantley
Jr. Mark relocated to River Falls, Wis., in 1993 and had worked for the
Canadian-Pacific Railroad for the past eight years. Mark was a loving father
and enjoyed the outdoors with a passion. His fun-loving, lively spirit
will be sorely missed.
Mark is survived by his wife, the former Jill Anderson; two sons, Tyler
and Jacob; his parents of La Crosse; his paternal grandparents, Roy and
Harriet Bantley Sr. of La Crosse; two brothers, Kirk of La Crosse and Eric
(Becky) of Cary, Ill.; three sisters, Lynn Bantley of La Crosse, Christine
(Tim) Ward of McFarland, Wis., and Sara Smith of Onalaska; four nephews,
Brandon, Zach, Nathan and Jesse; and three nieces, Samantha, Stephanie
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 15, 1997 at 10
a.m. from St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, Onalaska. Rev. William Bader
will officiate. Burial will be held in the French Island Cemetery, La Crosse.
Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until the time
of services. The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers. The Schumacher-Kish
Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge of arrangements.
Sharon I. Chase
GALESVILLE, WIs. -- Sharon I. Chase, 52, of Galesville, died Wednesday,
February 12, 1997 at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse.
She is survived by her husband, Roger of Galesville; her father-in-law
and mother-in-law, Elza (Lucille) Chase of Tomah; two stepsons;one stepgrandson;
a brother-in-law, Lester (Ida) Chase of Adams; and many nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 15, 1997 at 1 p.m.
at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St., Tomah. Rev.
Linda Vork will officiate. Burial will be in Bethania Cemetery, town of
Whitestown, Vernon County, at a later date. Relatives and friends are invited
to call at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until the time of the